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Posted at: Apr 17, 2018, 1:56 AM; last updated: Apr 17, 2018, 1:56 AM (IST)

DC tells farmers to bring moisture-free grains to mandis

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, April 16

Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma on Monday said the Punjab government was committed for ensuring smooth and hassle-free procurement of wheat in the ongoing season to facilitate the farmers’.

The DC, who visited the new grain market, to inaugurate the procurement of wheat here on Monday said the state government would lift every single grain of wheat during the ongoing marketing season so that the farmers do not suffer any losses.

The DC said besides procurement, a proper mechanism had been evolved for the proper transportation and storage of the grains. He also said chiefs of all procurement agencies had been asked to personally supervise the wheat procurement operations ensuring prompt lifting of wheat as per their allotted share of procurement.

Sharma said officers have been instructed to make requisite arrangement of power, sheds for the farmers, potable water supply and equipment to monitor the quality of wheat in each procurement centre.

Likewise, the DC said directions had also been given to officers to make foolproof arrangements in mandis to avoid wastage of the produce besides ensuring proper sanitation facilities in them. He said the procurement of about five lakh metric ton of wheat was expected in the district this year.

He said around 78 mandis and purchase centres had been notified for the procurement of wheat in the district. Sharma appealed to the farmers to bring moisture free grains to the market.

Prominent among other present on the occasion were deputy food and supply controller TS Chopra, District Mandi Officer Varinder Khera, District Food and Civil Officer Neelkanth Sharma.

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